Wednesday, 22 June 2011

A Future for Ushaw?

Something else I missed while in France was the news that there is a possible future for some of the Ushaw buildings that might be positive. According to the Catholic Herald, here, Durham University has suggested that it take on the main chapel, the library and some other buildings as part of its Centre for Catholic Studies.

Whilst it is a great shame (in every sense of the word) that the seminary is closing, this would be a much better future for the buildings than seemed likely even a short while ago.

Of course the real solution would be to invite one of the groups dedicated to the preservation of Catholic tradition to take it over: but I can't see the northern bishops favouring that one...

1 comment:

robertatforsythe said...

I have blogged about Ushaw at